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About the Chamber

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A Chamber of Commerce is a professional affiliation of local businesses and individuals. Membership is generally voluntary, although most local businesses do find strength in numbers. There are local, state, and national Chambers of Commerce, with members ranging from individuals, small "mom and pop" stores, and all the way to major corporations.

A Chamber of Commerce also works within the community as a leader and resource. Membership in a Chamber of Commerce is generally viewed as a powerful endorsement by prominent local business leaders.

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Our Mission

To promote our business community by gathering and disseminating information, keeping advised of all relevant government issues, advocating for members' interests, and serving as a catalyst for growth and prosperity.

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Our Vision

Be the driving force for a vibrant Defiance Area by providing services and resources to cultivate a growing and thriving business community.
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Our Core Values

Be Knowledgeable: of the resource requirements of our membership and business community.
Be Credible: in providing accurate, trustworthy information and services to our membership.
Be Accountable: to our membership fiscally, programmatically, and professionally.
Be Responsive: in timely fashion, to the requests of our membership and business community.
Be an Advocate: toward the needs of the entire membership and community.

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